Journal

August 18, 2015

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Fourteen

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Fourteen

We woke in Mexico City for a full day of soaking up culture and all the inspiration the city had to offer. The creative energy in Mexico City is unparalleled. Even after several visits, I’m continually amazed by the openness and the creative spirit that flows throughout the city.

August 17, 2015

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Thirteen

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Thirteen

Duncan and I woke up while it was still dark for our early morning flight from Oaxaca to Monterrey. Our alarms went off at 4:30AM with less than an hour before Filipe was knocking at our door to take us to the airport.

August 15, 2015

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Twelve

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Twelve

The day began with another early breakfast at 6:45 AM at Hotel Azul for Duncan and I to sit down and review the day. After an hour, we were picked up and headed to Magdelena Etla where Salvador lives. 

August 14, 2015

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Eleven

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Eleven

Started Day Eleven with an erly AM wake up at 6am (4am PST) to get organized for the first workshop day at Studio Xaquixe. 

September 3, 2015

People: Danny Seo, Editor-in-Chief, Naturally Magazine

People: Danny Seo, Editor-in-Chief, Naturally Magazine

Apolis Nomads are a group of inspiring friends that contribute to the Apolis Journal and regularly field-test our collection in their workplace and on their travels to help us improve durability. A new addition to our Nomad roster is the modern day Martha Stewart, activist & editor of Naturally Magazine, Danny Seo.

August 13, 2015

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Ten

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Ten

I'm excited to be back for Round Three and Day Ten of our Mexico Expedition. After a red eye flight from LA with a stop over in Mexico City, nearly missing my flight to Oaxaca because of the crazy line at customs, I arrived in Oaxaca International Airport.

August 11, 2015

Film: Chivas Presents Apolis: Mexico Project Preview

Film: Chivas Presents Apolis: Mexico Project Preview

We are privileged to be working with Chivas Regal to buld a social enterprise in Mexico.

August 6, 2015

People: Soushiant Zanganehpour, Social Impact Strategist

People: Soushiant Zanganehpour, Social Impact Strategist

In April 2015 at the TIME 100 event, we crossed paths with past strategist for the Skoll Foundation, Soushiant Zangenehpour, and gradually became friends due to a shared philosophy to create lasting social change. 

July 30, 2015

Event: The Venture by Chivas Regal, San Francisco

Event: The Venture by Chivas Regal, San Francisco

Since October 2014 Raan and I have been proud to be two of the five mentors for The Venture presented by Chivas Regal, a global search with a $1M reward for the most promising social entrepreneurs.

July 28, 2015

Field-Test: Na Pali Coast, Hawaii

Field-Test: Na Pali Coast, Hawaii

I met the Apolis team a couple years ago while working in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles, and ever since then we've maintained a great friendship.

July 23, 2015

Community: Apolis in NYC, Mexico Preview

Community: Apolis in NYC, Mexico Preview

On July 19th we released a letter sharing three ideas that are transforming our perspective on how business can be used as a force for good.

July 19, 2015

Community: Apolis Office Outing, Reformation

Community: Apolis Office Outing, Reformation

On July 15th, the Apolis team drove a few blocks to Reformation's headquarters in Los Angeles.

July 1, 2015

Film: Venice Reception, Apolis: Nomad Market

Film: Venice Reception, Apolis: Nomad Market

Apolis: Nomad Market is a traveling installation featuring Apolis’ collection, stories & films. The goal of our Nomad Market is to bring the inspiring talents & stories of our global artisans to a local marketplace.

June 18, 2015

Retail: Open in Venice, Apolis: Nomad Market

Retail: Open in Venice, Apolis: Nomad Market

On June 11th we were proud to host the opening reception of Venice’s Apolis: Nomad Market inside Stag Provisions

June 14, 2015

Retail: Venice, 'Local + Global' Partnership

Retail: Venice, 'Local + Global' Partnership

We are privileged to feature the Venice Market Bag, exclusively sold in-store at STAG Provisions for Men.